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Big Bus Tours

PO Box 95120, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
00 971 800 244 287
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Ranked #44 of 67 Activities in Abu Dhabi
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional double-decker busses, the king of all sightseeing vehicles. With the day tour... more » Owner description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional double-decker busses, the king of all sightseeing vehicles. With the day tour in Abu Dhabi, passengers can design their own itinerary and hop-on and hop-off at any stop of their choice. These tours offer recorded commentary in a choice of 8 languages and tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours. The tours include a visit of Saadiyat and Yas islands. « less
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When I'm visited Abu Dhabi I purchased a 48 hour pass with the night tour. The night tour was brilliant and the guide was informative not just about Abu Dhabi but the UAE in general. The guide also was very funny so your not only learning about the history and culture of Abu Habit but able to have a laugh... More

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Vienna, Austria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hi, I was with my family on a return trip from India to Vienna,Austria and we stopped off in Abu Dhabi for two days. We decided to take big bus tour. The commentary was very informative and even though it was ramadan and the mosque closed early the staff were very helpful in organizing our time. We were also able... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A fantastic and value for money tour. I also had the nit tour added to my ticket at a seriously reduced rate (Ramadan promotion) A must do activity if you are new to Dubai!

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Melbourne
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I like the way of big bus in abudhabi, very carefully fully driving and supporting ground staffs, I saw drivers help for older pepole its great experience,,,,,

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Ebbw Vale
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This trip is probably the best way to get an all around view of any of the major cities you visit. I have used the service in a number of cities, on different continents and they are all good. The buses in Abu Dhabi are thankfully air-conditioned and are very clean and modern units. The drivers are extremely helpful and... More

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A lot of the stops were closed during the month of ramadan untill shortly before the bus stops. All the malls are mostly empty and closed untill late afternoon. Dont book a friday as the major attraction the mosque is closed to non Muslims on fridays.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Abu Dhabi bus has much fewer stops, longer pick up intervals and inadequate interchange times between the two lines. The Dubai service is much more impressive. having lived in UAE for ten years, my recommendation is to book the private tours (ie Net Tours or similar) for Abu Dhabi and use the bus service for Dubai

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Brooklyn, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I might recommend the company take the mosque out of the regular route and simply run a tram between it and stop #1 or something. The mosque is a pretty far drive which can get full of traffic and it is no where near any of the other stops. Come to think of it neither is stop #5 for Manarat... More

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is highly valuable to us. We are glad you enjoyed the Big Bus Abu Dhabi tour, including our informative commentary, available in 8 languages on board. Kindly note that our bus frequency is lower during the summer months when the tourism season is lower. We provide all our passengers with an Information Guide with... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Expensive; DHS 225 pax. The bus stops to all the so called landmarks in the city. Except for the Mosque, nothing interesting. If you are two or more, better get a taxi wherever you want and whenever you want. It will cost you less and will be much more comfortable.

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which is important to us. Please note that the 24h Big Bus Abu Dhabi ticket is priced at AED 220 per Adult and it includes: a full hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour on an opn top double-decker bus for the best views of the city; 2 routes including the City Tour and Island Tour (Yas Island);... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

At equivalent of £30 per person, Big Bus tour of Abu Dhabi is not cheap and is certainly more expensive than Big Bus tours of other cities. However, you can go round more than once in the 24 hours but be aware last bus is quite early - about 5pm. Tour itself takes in all the main sites so a... More

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